Mariner High School (Everett, Washington)
|Mariner High School|
|200 120th St. SW Everett 98204
Mariner High School is located south of Everett, Washington in the Mukilteo School District. It was built in Everett, Washington in 1970 as the only high school serving the Mukilteo School District, until 1993 when Kamiak High School opened. Mariner’s mascot is officially the Marauder, although an orca named Splash is usually substituted. It serves grades 9th-12th.
Mariner used to have three "Professional Learning Communities" (PLCs) which were named after the school colors: Blue, Gold, and Silver. Each "PLC" had certain staff that the students in the PLC would work with as long as they are in that PLC all the way up to their 12th grade. PLCs were the result of the extinct Academy system the school used to use. Blue: LEAP, half of Vertu, and half of AOL (being the largest). Silver: ICAT and the other half of Vertu. Gold: Quest and the other half of AOL.
Now Mariner students are divided equally by last name alphabetically and do not perceive PLCs as a part of their yearly experience. Staff choose to join PLCs solely based on professional development needs and desires.
Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps 2011/2012 was the last year for NJROTC
Mariner Band The high school has a concert band which is under the direction of Chris Angelos. When the school was originally established, there was also a marching band which is the pinnacle of the Mariner band since 08.
Mariner Choir Mariner's choir is under the direction of Patty Schmidt. They have Chamber Choir and Jazz Choir.
Mariner Orchestra The orchestra is directed by Chris Angelos.
Mariner competes in the WesCo Conference, South Division. Their rivals include Kamiak High School (Mukilteo School District) as well as Jackson High School and Cascade High School (Everett School District).
The Marauders football team led the team to the WIAA State Tournament in 2006, 2007 and 2008. The Marauders boys basketball team also made three recurring trips to state in the 2006-07, 2007–08, and the 2008-09 seasons.In 2013 Mariner football once again took to state playoffs upon their victory of Kamaik, leading 50 to 22. The Marauder soccer team competed in the WIAA State Tournament in 2011. 1998-99 Mariner football team was state runner up losing to Capitol. Also in 98-99 Mariner boys basketball took 3rd in state.
- Basketball (Boys and Girls)
- Cross Country
- Golf (Boys and Girls)
- Soccer (Boys and Girls)
- Fastpitch Softball
- Swimming (Boys and Girls)
- Tennis (Boys and Girls)
Clubs and Activities
Mariner High School was a recipient of the Achievers Scholarship which was funded by The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. This scholarship was provided to Washington State's (and Washington D.C.'s) high crime, low-income areas. Most of the Achievers schools were focused in urban areas: Tacoma, Seattle and Everett. There were 16 Achievers schools. Unfortunately, the Achievers Scholarship program has ended, the last cohort being the Class of 2010. The scholarship program made a significant and positive difference in the lives of myriad Mariner High School graduates.
- Brian Sullivan (politician), former Mukilteo city council member (1986-1989), Mukilteo mayor (1990-1997), former member of the Washington House of Representatives, and current member of Snohomish County Council.
- Mary Lambert (singer).
- MSD brief details
- Gonzales, Wesley (2012-03-02). "Mariner Robotics Club wins first place in tournament". Mukilteo Beacon. Retrieved 2012-05-04.
- Shaw, Linda (2005-10-20). "Gates Foundation exec pans Seattle school district". Seattle Times. Retrieved 2012-05-04.